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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 18, 2017

You thought our mammoth Sonic talks were over? Not by a long, LONG shot. Chris returns to not only dish out his thoughts on notable games in the series, but things get truly beefy when he and John both tackle every official Sonic cartoon to hit the airwaves. See where their opinions differ on things like Adventures and the anime OVA, unite in Underground's awfulness and X's boring-ness, argue about certain points on SatAM, and Boom's self-aware nature.

As a bonus, John blows Chris's mind regarding voice actors on almost all of these, and we cap things off both with an announcement regarding the show's future direction and a simultaneous watch of a cringey fan video that leaves Chris flabbergasted and John laughing harder than ever before. (Apologies for Chris cutting out at points - them's the breaks.)

02:49 - Chris's thoughts on the Sonic games (39:24 for Sonic Mania)
59:39 - Adventures
1:18:00 - SatAM
1:37:20 - Sonic OVA
1:48:40 - Sonic Underground
2:02:03 - Sonic X
2:12:22 - Sonic Boom
2:34:55 - Tanic the Hedgehog watch & commentary

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Watch John's video review of Agents of Mayhem: https://youtu.be/1Ntwlkzwt2Q
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Sep 12, 2017

You thought our in-depth talk about hedgehog character arcs was done? You were so, so wrong. The second half of John and Colin's gargantuan retrospective of the Sonic the Hedgehog games kicks off at the worst (or maybe best?) starting point with the infamous Sonic 06, chronicles the odd road to redemption with Colors and Generations, discusses the stumbles afterward, and finally cap things off with what's on everyone's minds with our thoughts on Sonic Mania. Thoughts include Sega's struggle to give gameplay a consistent identity and not rush games out, the idea of fidelity vs. aesthetics in the early HD era, and some overall thoughts on Mania that hopefully won't lead to any hardcore fans out for our heads on a pike, and will also explain this episode's thumbnail.

Next time - Sonic cartoons, comics, and misc. stuff (Featuring the return of Chris!)

P.S. Colin's internet connection crapped out on us continuously here, so forgive the audio stumbles.
P.P.S. Listen past the outro music of this one (And some of our past episodes. Hint, hint).

01:18 - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
15:38 - Sonic and the Secret Rings/Sonic and the Black Knight
27:07 - Sonic Unleashed
39:22 - Sonic 4
43:15 - Sonic Colors
49:45 - Sonic Generations
59:37 - Sonic Lost World
01:05:56 - Sonic Boom games
01:17:56 - Sonic Mania

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Watch John's video on Sonic Generations mods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZVmIkkDBaw&ab_channel=Behonkiss
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Watch Chris's animated film, The Will of Monsters: https://vimeo.com/217121639/9a918876e6

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